Change of Placement

RISD Advanced Learning Services

Translate This Newsletter

  • Spanish - Para traducir, abra el botón "Traducir" en la parte superior del boletín
  • Vietnamese – Để dịch, hãy mở nút "Dịch" ở đầu bản tin
  • Pashto- د ژباړې لپاره ، د خبر پاterې په سر کې د "ژباړې" ت buttonۍ پرانیزئ.
  • Urdu- ترجمہ کرنے کے لیے ، نیوز لیٹر کے اوپری حصے میں "ترجمہ" بٹن کھولیں۔
  • Arabic- aiftah zira altarjamat 'aelaa alsahifat liltarjamati
  • Amharic - lemeterigomi begazēt’awi ānati layi yetirigumi k’ulifini yikifetu።

Overview

This document will house some additional information and forms you may find helpful. Please reach out to your Advanced Learning Teacher for assistance.

Transfer - Elementary

Students who have been identified for gifted services in another school district will be considered for gifted services in RISD through the following procedures to be completed within six (6) weeks of receipt of gifted records:

  1. The student enrolls in a RISD school.

  2. The parent provides gifted services records including testing or signs a Release of Records form.

  3. The Advanced Learning Teacher collects the gifted services records and forwards them along with a Transfer Evaluation Form and a Parent Referral Form (with signature for potential testing) to the Office of Advanced Learning Programs and Services.

  4. The Director of Advanced Learning Programs and Services or her designee evaluates the records for the following:

    1. The testing is comparable and has occurred within the last two years, and

    2. The scores meet the district standard to qualify for gifted services.

  5. If the scores meet the district standard and they are within the last two year, the student is taken to the Gifted Placement Committee.

  6. If the scores do not meet the district standard or they are older than two years, the district will provide the student with an assessment.

  7. The updated scores will be presented to the placement committee for consideration.

  8. Placement Committee decisions will be emailed to parents with instructions for next steps.

  9. Students who qualify for gifted services will begin immediately unless the placement committee determines it is not an appropriate time for entry. In that case, the student will begin the following school year.

Transfer-Secondary

Students who have been identified for gifted services in another school will be considered for gifted services in RISD through the following procedures to be completed within six (6) weeks of receipt of gifted records:

  1. The student enrolls in a RISD school.

  2. The parent provides gifted services records including testing or signs a Release of Records form.

  3. The counselor collects the gifted services records and forwards them along with a Transfer Evaluation Form and a Parent Referral Form (with signature for potential testing) to the Office of Advanced Learning Programs and Services.

  4. The Director of Advanced Learning Programs and Services or her designee evaluates the records for the following:

    1. The testing has is comparable and within the last two years, and

    2. The scores meet the district standard to qualify for gifted services.

  5. If the scores meet the district standard and they are within the last two years, the student is taken to the Gifted Placement Committee.

  6. If the scores do not meet the district standard or they are older than two years, the student will either be provided with an individually-scheduled assessment opportunity if it is the fall semester, or scheduled for the next available round of on-campus testing if it is the spring semester.

  7. The updated scores will be presented to the placement committee for consideration.

  8. Placement Committee decisions will be mailed to parents with instructions for next steps.

  9. Students who qualify for gifted services will begin immediately unless the placement committee determines it is not an appropriate time for entry. In that case, the student will begin the following semester or school year.

Exit-Elementary and Secondary

Exiting (Texas State Plan: “2.12 Policy related to exiting of students from gifted/talented services is based on multiple criteria including student performance in response to services. Exiting of a student is finalized by committee decision after consultation with parents and student regarding the student’s educational needs“ GT services means the services are no longer an appropriate placement for the student. Exiting from services for the gifted will result in retesting to qualify for future GT placement. CORE+ supports students’ instructional needs in the general education classroom during all subjects through clustering and classroom support. (Exiting is initiated by the ALT.)


A student may be exited from gifted services if it is determined that another setting will provide the best education for that student. Decisions made by a committee of at least three local district or campus educators who have received training in the nature and needs of gifted/talented students shall be based on the following criterion:

  • The student fails to show adequate growth and/or progress within the curriculum of the gifted services which indicates the services are no longer an appropriate placement for the student.

When exiting is being considered, the Advanced Learning Teacher or secondary teacher will schedule the committee meeting to discuss the cumulative profile and service options. One of the following options will be selected:

  1. The student continues to receive gifted services;

  2. The student continues to receive gifted services for a determined probationary period. At the end of the probationary period, the committee will reconvene to render its decision; or

  3. The student will be exited from the gifted services. The student would require retesting for possible reentry.

Withdrawal-Elementary and Secondary

Withdrawing from GT services means the student will no longer participate in GT Pullout services OR CORE+. He/She will be required to retest to qualify for future GT placement/services. (Withdrawal is initiated by the student or parent).


A parent may choose to withdraw a student from gifted services with the understanding that retesting would be required for possible reentry. The parent would submit the appropriate form (available at the Advanced Learning Programs and Services office) specifying the reason for the withdrawal. A committee of at least three local district or campus educators who have received training in the nature and needs of gifted/talented students will meet with the parent(s) and student to discuss the student’s growth prior to fulfilling the request. The student would require retesting to possibly qualify for gifted services.


To begin the withdrawal process, please contact your child's gifted teacher.

Furlough-Elementary and Secondary

Furloughing (Texas State Plan 2.10: “the opportunity for students to have a leave of absence from gifted/talented program services for specified reasons and for a certain period of time without being exited”)from GT services means the student will cease to participate in GT Pullout services for a specified reason and a specified period of time. The furlough would apply both to Core+ and Pullout. (Furlough may be initiated by a student, parent, or ALT.)


Parents, students and teachers may request consideration of a furlough for a student from gifted services. This furlough is for a specified reason for a specified period of time.

To apply for a furlough, the parent must first submit the appropriate form. To begin the furlough, please contact your child's gifted teacher. At that time, a committee of at least three local district or campus educators who have received training in the nature and needs of gifted/talented students will convene to make the determination of the Furlough from the following options:

  1. The student receives a furlough for a specified period of time for a specified reason. In elementary, a student served at Tier 3 may receive a furlough from that level of service to a Tier 2 level. At the end of that term, the committee will reconvene to extend the furlough if the situation warrants OR to begin services again. If the committee determines an extension is not warranted, the parent may choose to withdraw the student from services. The student would require retesting to possibly qualify for gifted services, or

  2. The student does not receive a furlough based on the committee’s review. The parent may choose to withdraw the student from services at this time. The student would require retesting to possibly qualify for gifted services.


For elementary students receiving GT Pullout, the best option may be to change the service to Core+ which should be explored prior to a furlough being considered.

Elementary Change in Placement

CORE+ to GT Pullout means the student has a preponderance of evidence that demonstrates he/she is functioning at the level expected to succeed in a GT Pullout classroom. The Placement Committee will review the evidence and make a final decision. (This change in tiered services is initiated by the ALT.)



GT Pullout to CORE+ means the student is not responding to the Pullout services. The Placement Committee will review the evidence and make a final decision. (This change in tiered services is initiated by the ALT or parent/guardian.)

Who to Contact

Talbot Boulter

Administrative Specialist

Advanced Learning Programs and Services